ESMH Media Review – September 15, 2021

Climate change, blockchain and trust in news: check out the ESMH selection of 27 science & tech news published in the last weeks on the web.

EU project : ARTICONF


ARTICONF addresses issues of trust, time-criticality and democratisation for a new generation of federated infrastructure, to fulfil the privacy, robustness, and autonomy related promises that proprietary social media platforms have failed to deliver so far. Transparent, decentralised infrastructure : Simplify creation, integration and federation of agile decentralised social media platforms by creating a novel permissioned ...

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Radu Prodan

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Radu Prodan about the future of Social Media Networks

Interview with Radu Prodan, ARTICONF project coordinator and Professor at the Institute of Information Technology, University of Klagenfurt, Austria, about the need to create smart, decentralised social media networks. What are the main problems with current social media networks? Social media today does not live up to its promise. Radu Prodan: Social media applications connect ...

A social scientist’s opinion: Interview with Kate Orton-Johnson

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Kate Orton-Johnson about the sociological context of digital technologies

The sociological context of digital technologies, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Kate Orton-Johnson, Programme Director of the Masters in Digital Sociology at the University of Edinburgh and ARTICONF project partner, about the importance of considering social and cultural aspects when developing new digital technologies. How did you get involved in the ARTICONF project? Kate Orton-Johnson: ...

More democratic, transparent and reliable the next generation social media

More democratic, transparent and reliable : the next generation social media

Social media platforms are used by one-third of the world population, they are changing how we find partners, access news and engage with politics. But the rise in disinformation and data privacy breaches are denting public trust. Is it too late to harness the potential of social media for good?

Blockchain & Society EU project

EU Project : Blockchain & Society

Blockchain Society studies the societal impact of blockchain technologies from a law and policy perspective. They are thinking about questions such as: How are blockchain applications governed? What internal factors contribute to the success of a blockchain application? How do different societal domains deal with blockchain technologies and their potential disruptive effect? What are the ...

EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum EU project

EU Project : EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum

EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum : The European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum aims to accelerate blockchain innovation and the development of the blockchain ecosystem within the EU, and so help cement Europe’s position as a global leader in this transformative new technology. This project monitor blockchain initiatives in Europe, produce a comprehensive source of blockchain ...

A scientist's opinion : Interview with Dr Iwa Salami about the Libra Project

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Iwa Salami about the Libra Project

Libra project, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr Iwa Salami, senior lecturer in financial law and regulation at the Royal Docks School of Business and Law, University of East London. How could the introduction of Libra (without regulatory interventions) impact the financial system (maybe also in connection to the recent critical ECB position)? Iwa Salami: ...